Laura V Luna

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Neural tube defects (NTD) are highly prevalent in the Mexican population. According to data from the Registry and Epidemiological Surveillance of External Congenital Malformations (RYVEMCE), at least 1 in 250 conceptions that reach 20 weeks of pregnancy or more has a NTD. This number is three to four times higher than that observed in other related ethnic(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple sclerosis (MS) has a unique geographical distribution that reflects both genetic and environmental factors. Many studies have shown a positive correlation between MS frequency and latitude across both large and small geographical regions. However, scarce data have been published on the epidemiology of MS in Latin America and no study has(More)
Chronic secretory diarrhea is a frequent entity. Causes are multiple, that is why reaching final diagnosis can result in delay with complications that this causes in the general condition of the patient. We present the case of one older adult with chronic diarrhea, mild hypokalemia and metabolic hyperchloremic acidosis secondary to a VIPoma in(More)
OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence of ADHD in mothers of children with comorbid ADHD and epilepsy (ADHD+E) and to compare ADHD symptoms in mothers with (Fam(+)) and without (Fam(-)) additional relative(s) with epilepsy. PATIENTS & METHODS: Mothers (n = 16) of children with ADHD+E were assessed by the Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of high blood pressure (PHBP) and its association with age, sex, socioeconomic status (SES), and body mass index (BMI = kg/m2). MATERIAL AND METHODS A cross-sectional survey was carried out in 1996, in a random sample of 356 adults aged 20 and older, residents of Bucaramanga, Colombia. Weight, height, and blood pressure(More)
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